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Irish sporting spectacle

By PHILIP CHANDLER For fast-paced action, there’s no better place to be this Saturday afternoon than the Queenstown Rec Ground. Queenstown’s ‘Band of Brothers’ tackle Christchurch-based Canterbury GAA in the very Irish sport of hurling, while also fundraising for St John...
It has been an extraordinary year, and what better time to enter politics. In my case I decided to throw my hat into the ring due to my experiences as a kid in 1980s New Zealand during very difficult economic...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown charity's run off its feet right now - but the Wakatipu community's swung in behind to support it. This month a 20-foot storage container, courtesy of AJ Saville Builders, was dropped off on the St John's...
Last November, Otago Regional Council held an extraordinary meeting to hear from Professor Peter Skelton, tasked with judging whether its water planning framework was fit for purpose. It needed to deal with "deemed permits" (historic mining privileges), expiring in October...
Alexa Forbes in her article on wai worries for the region (MS, April 30 click here to read more) ended her piece with the injunction that the blame game is not helpful and everyone will need to change. This is...

‘We will beat this’

We live in a truly amazing community. Covid-19 has brought with it a lockdown of our community and our country, but we will fight to get through this together. Like you, I am in lockdown at my house in Queenstown. Many of...
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